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NJPW Best of the Super Juniors 25 Day 8
Thursday, Week 1, June 2018
Yoyogi National Gymnasium #2, Tokyo
Show Rating 89 A
Alex Shelley defeated Gedo in 4:56 when Shelley used a Shellshock 60 C
Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet defeated Mike Bailey & Tiger Mask in 6:51 when Ricochet used a SSP on Tiger Mask 81 B
KUSHIDA, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma defeated Yuji Nagata, Katsuya Kitamura & Tomoaki Honma in 8:16 when KUSHIDA used a Hoverboard Lock on Oka 79 B
KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Kaito Kiyomiya & Henare defeated Kento Miyahara, Daichi Hashimoto, Naoya Nomura & Takuya Nomura in 9:43 when KENTA used the Go 2 Sleep on Takuya Nomura 83 B+
After the match in an interview, Kento Miyahara mentioned that he is disappointed that he has no challenger for his title at Dominion so issued an open challenge to anyone in Los Ingobernables de Japon to prove himself to Tetsuya Naito that he is worthy of another fight for the IWGP Heavyweight title.
Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay, SHO & YOH defeated Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa & Yujiro Takahashi in 10:38 when Tomohiro Ishii used a Brainbuster on Yujiro 76 B-
Immediately after picking up the pinfall victory, Ishii stood up and gave a stiff lariat to Kenny Omega laying him out and picking up his Intercontinental title, taking a look, before placing it back down draped over the champs chest. In an interview backstage he formally challenged Kenny to a title match.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson defeated Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA in 18:20 when Tanahashi used two High Fly Flows on Tetsuya Naito to pin the IWGP Heavyweight Champion 91 A
Tanahashi demanded a microphone and Shota Umino performing Young Lion duties at ringside tossed one in to him.
Tanahashi started by thanking the fans for coming out and selling out the building but questioned them for opting to cheer for L.I.J over his team in the match. Tanahashi said that he understands that his year has been far from what he has wanted but he's had a hint of bad luck in addition to certain unnamed allies of his under performing in matches letting him and the fans of the ace of NJPW down. Hiroshi stopped while a small percentage of the crowd started to boo him but they were quickly drowned out by fans chanting his name. He continued on saying that he proved tonight that when he is left to battle for himself with no "help" he is still capable of being the man to lead NJPW and being the ace so challenged Tetsuya Naito to a IWGP title match and made it extremely clear to Kota, but mainly Juice, that he wants to go in alone at Dominion.
Hiromu Takahashi defeated BUSHI in 21:47 when Hiromu used the Time Bomb 90 A
Hiromu Takahashi wins the 25th Best of the Super Junior
The other members of L.I.J, including an injured Volador Jr on crutches, came out to celebrate with Hiromu and BUSHI as they posed together with the trophy to end the show
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